Who Should Apply?
Students in the Ph.D. program in Computation, Organization and Society (COS) are expected to come from industry, government or directly from undergraduate programs. All applicants should have finished an undergraduate or masters degree in a computing related field before they start in the COS program. Computing related fields include, but are not limited to, computer science, mathematics, statistics, bio-informatics, computational or mathematical social science or management science, and operations research. Students apply to the program because of their desire to do research at the confluence of computer science, management, social science, law and/or policy. Students are expected to generally be pioneers who are unsatisfied with traditional degree programs and have strong interest in interdisciplinary research incorporating vigorous computational approaches.